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  • 18 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, Ducks Unlimited, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gathered for a press conference last week to discuss the significance Delaware plays within Delaware River Basin and new funding coming to the state. […]

  • 20 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has just released a beautiful photo of the 22″ cutterhead dredge Essex working on the Delaware River. The dredge, owned and operated by Norfolk Dredging Company, is busy working on the main navigational channel of the Delaware River under the 45-foot deepening project. The Corps awarded this $50.2 million contract […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.) and five of their Senate colleagues yesterday introduced legislation that would improve and preserve the overall wellness of the Delaware River watershed. The Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2014, co-sponsored by Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (both D-N.J.), Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (both D-N.Y.), […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard said in its latest announcement that the cutter suction dredger Charleston will begin maintenance dredging operation for the upper Delaware River on or about October 21 through December 15, 2017, in between Keystone Range and the Fairless Hills turning basin. The dredger, owned by Norfolk Dredging Company, will begin north of […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand last week introduced legislation that would improve and preserve the overall wellness of the Delaware River watershed. The Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2014, cosponsored by Sens. Tom Carper, Chris Coons (both D-Del.), Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (both D-N.J.), and Robert Casey (D-Penn.), strengthens the […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has scheduled a Pre-Solicitation Conference on the Delaware River dredging program for November 6, 2013, at the Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia. The Conference will be held to discuss the scope of the next construction contract for the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening (DRMCD) Project. The proposed contract […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the William Penn Foundation have jointly announced a third-year round of funding for the Delaware River Restoration Fund projects. Twelve new or continuing water conservation and restoration grants totaling $1.77 million were unveiled at a news conference in Philadelphia yesterday. The 12 awards generated $3 million in match from […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded final contract for Delaware River deepening project – Upper Reach B – to Norfolk Dredging Company in the amount of $50.2 million.  This represents the 10th and final dredging contract for the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project, deepening the Delaware River federal navigation channel from 40 […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey are not the only two entities brought together by the Delaware River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and the Independence Seaport Museum are as well. As such, it is no surprise there are close to a dozen governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies that are […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    With the completion in late May of “Reach D”, an 11-mile stretch of the Delaware River’s main shipping channel in Delaware, the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project is now about 60 percent complete, reported officials of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) this week. The deepening project, funded by both the federal government and […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard said in its latest announcement that they are establishing two safety zones to facilitate the deepening of the main navigational channel in the Delaware River on or about August 30, 2017, through March 15, 2018. During this time, the dredgers Essex and Charleston, owned by Norfolk Dredging Company, will be dredging […]

  • 25 June 2012

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons met with the president of the Pilots’ Association for the Delaware River & Bay Captain Jim Roche on Friday afternoon to discuss shipping and commerce activities along the Delaware River. During the visit, the Senator and pilots discussed the impact that the dredging of the Delaware River would have on maritime […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons has secured $80 million in funding for Dover Air Force Base and $33 million in funding for the Delaware River deepening project in the annual Military Construction/Veterans Affairs and Energy and Water Development appropriations bills respectively. These bills passed out of the Appropriations Committee and are now ready for debate by […]

  • 27 January 2012

    Concerned about federal dollars making their way to the Delaware River deepening project through a recently enacted $74 million ‘navigation slush fund’, 59 local, state, regional and national conservation and civic organizations wrote to President Obama urging him to ensure that the environmentally destructive and economically wasteful Delaware River Deepening Project does not receive federal […]

  • 24 July 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has announced a plan for the Delaware River dredging project. This deepening program will include dredging of the Delaware River channel at Philadelphia Harbor and Tinicum Ranges, and dredging of the Delaware River at Beckett Street Terminal, located in the vicinity of Camden. The solicitation for this […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $2.1 million in grant awards from the Delaware River Restoration Fund, the second round of grants made from the fund to improve waters that contribute to the overall health of the Delaware River. The grants announced today are part of a five-year, $35 million multistate investment […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) has provided a federal legislative update on policy issues important to the region’s business community. The priorities will act as part of the advocacy agenda that the Chamber will discuss with Members of the region’s congressional delegation as well as Executive Branch officials in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, […]

  • 15 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Delaware River Restoration Fund 2016 Request for Proposals is now open and accepting applications, reported the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) yesterday. The Delaware River Restoration Fund is dedicated to restoring the water quality and habitats of the Delaware River and its tributaries. The fund was launched in late 2013 to help community-based nonprofits […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) and six of his Senate colleagues yesterday introduced the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2015 to restore and preserve the Delaware River watershed. The legislation, co-sponsored by Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (both D-N.J.), Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (both D-N.Y.), and Robert Casey (D-Penn.), will strengthen […]

  • 22 November 2011

    U.S. Senators Bob Casey, Pat Toomey  and Chris Coons have filed an amendment to an appropriations bill that would increase the potential of securing the Delaware River dredging project federal funding. The amendment would move formerly appropriated funds in the Army Corps of Engineers budget to navigation projects directed towards improving our Nation’s rivers traffic […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Senator Robert Casey, Representative Bob Brady, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other officials toured Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia last week and discussed how a deeper channel will keep Philadelphia competitive with other major ports. The Delaware River development scheme involves dredging as needed within the existing 40-foot Delaware River federal navigation channel to deepen […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation confirmed today that the company has won three dredging contracts with an approximate aggregate value of $99 million for projects along the Delaware River. Valued at $77 million, the Delaware River Rock Reach award is a capital project that includes dredging approximately 320,000 cubic yards of rock and gravel material, which […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Casey, Congressmen Brady and Fattah and state, local and industry leaders toured Thursday ongoing Delaware River Main Channel Deepening operations in Philadelphia. Brian Puckett, project manager for Great Lakes Dredging & Dock Co., welcomed the guest aboard the barge, one of the vessels that will be used for the project, giving […]

  • 29 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has awarded a $13.5 million contract to Norfolk Dredging Company of Chesapeake (VA) for dredging the Delaware River main channel. Work will involve dredging approximately 1.6 million cubic yards of sediment from portions of the Marcus Hook and New Castle Ranges of the Delaware River main shipping channel, […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, a provider of dredging services in the United States and internationally, has been awarded a contract for dredging the main channel of the Delaware River. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the Company a contract worth $25,376,872 to conduct the project in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This project involves dredging within […]

  • 7 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Philadelphia Section has announced that ‘The Delaware River Deepening Project – A Thirty Year Journey (1 PDH)’ event will take place on March 9, in Philadelphia, PA. The presenters will describe the history of the Delaware River Deepening Project, ASCE said in its announcement. Scientific and engineering studies, performed during […]